Skip to comments.Amazingly Deceptive Headlines, Part 1
Posted on 05/18/2014 9:10:58 AM PDT by Rusty0604
Reporters and their editors (and the corporations that employ them) have the power to shape readers perceptions by, for instance, choosing what fact to put first in a story or which expert to quote in what context. But the most powerful tool is the simplest: the headline. Because many people read only that, and many others have their perception of an article shaped by the first words they see, this sentence fragment is frequently as important as everything that comes after.
Consider this, from the Associated Press:
"Foreign Holdings of US Treasury Debt Hits Record
Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in March to a record high.
China, the largest foreign buyer of Treasury debt, reduced its holdings ... Japan, the second-largest buyer, cut its holdings...Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, major oil exporting nations and Caribbean countries involved in banking all increased their holdings. Meanwhile, Russia shed almost 21 percent of its holdings...
Foreign demand for U.S. Treasury securities is expected to remain strong this year, aided by more borrowing certainty with a congressional agreement to suspend the debt limit until March 2015."
Now, lets tease out a few facts:
The truth appears to be something else entirely. How could Belgium and Luxembourg (total combined population 12 million) buy enough US debt to offset Russia dumping 21% of its Treasuries? The answer is that its highly unlikely they would do this in a single month unless theyre part of an under-the-table deal through which Western powers are hiding the fact that major holders of dollars appear to be losing faith in the currency and/or bridling at US foreign policy arrogance.
(Excerpt) Read more at dollarcollapse.com ...
Every time I read a thread, I get so very sad.
Whatever they said, they need to say bring back jobs, to America.
We are giving away our future.
Bring back jobs.
ask Dawn Wells (Mary Ann) about the headlines proclaiming
her a busted dope fiend when it was another who borrowed
her car earlier that day....
“Bring back jobs.”
Start by stopping your shopping at Walmart.
American Debt is becoming less attractive to foreign buyers. The new Fed chairman seems less eager to buy up the excess debt than her predecessor. The recovery is so fragile that they don’t dare allow interest rates to rise (to make the debt more attractive), so some sort of shell game is at work. It looks like we may be approaching some sort of cliff.
“The new Fed chairman seems less eager to buy up the excess debt than her predecessor.”
Which is a surprise to many. Maybe the FED is still buying it via Brussels.
"Woman Arrested for Petting Dog."
That thought has crossed my mind, too.
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